The New York Times: Senior JavaScript Engineer

Posted by | December 14, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: New York, IL

The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2010 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.
NYTimes.com is looking for experienced, self-motivated developers to create cutting-edge interactive user experiences and web applications across the site. This is a rare opportunity to play an integral part in transforming the publishing industry.
As part of our Web Technology team, you will enjoy a vibrant culture that promotes innovation — nestled within an established and respected institution.  Inside our new midtown building, you will find floor-to-ceiling windows, plenty of whiteboards, a sushi chef, and a staff with a sense of humor and a passion for beautiful software. As part of our commitment to our developer relations and larger development ecosystem support we host:
· Frequent technical presentations for knowledge sharing within and across teams
· An internal technical challenge competition that rewards the authors of practical solutions, by giving them the time, resources and support needed to create production-ready applications
· The Times Developer Network, a clearinghouse for the open APIs we build on top of our high-quality content data sources: http://developer.nytimes.com/
· The Open Blog, where we describe API capabilities and improvements and cover a wide range of other interesting topics: http://open.blogs.nytimes.com/
· The TimesOpen event series, which engages, draws from and contributes to the larger developer community: http://nytimes.com/marketing/timesopen/
The Sr. JavaScript Engineer is responsible for implementing front-end and client side technologies to enhance the dynamism and usability of NYTimes.com by utilizing JavaScript, CSS, and HTML, in new and exciting ways.  The successful candidate will be an expert in JavaScript and its prominent libraries such as JQuery and Prototype. Highly proficient in CSS and semantic HTML. Competency in PHP 5 or other modern object oriented programming languages is a plus. Strong communication skills are a must as this position interacts heavily with many departments within NYTimes.com.
You must have:
· Expert-level JavaScript ability. 4-5 years of JavaScript development
· Familiarity and experience with emerging standards such as HTML5’s suite of technologies
· In-depth knowledge of available JavaScript libraries and frameworks
· Strong competency in CSS and semantic mark-up, including but not limited to table-less layouts
· Exposure to at least one object-oriented programming language (PHP 5, Java, C++)
· Firm grasp of cross-browser JS and CSS complexities
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Ability to manage one’s time effectively to meet multiple, tight deadlines
· A great attitude and willingness to have fun in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
It would be nice if you have:
· Proficiency with ActionScript 2/3
· Experience with optimizing performance of front-end applications
· SEO best-practice experience
· Experience using source code control platforms, continuous integration process, and other code deployment methodologies
· Experience with automated testing tools such as Cucumber and Gherkin
· LAMP stack architecture configuration knowledge
The New York Times Company is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. The New York Times Company is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.

To apply: Please send your resume to chadas@nytimes.com

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